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How to watch Nathan Chen at the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC and Peacock

How to watch Nathan Chen at the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC and Peacock
Posted at 9:29 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-03 07:17:31-05

The biggest name in U.S. figure skating, 22-year-old Nathan Chen looks to earn the one title he doesn't own at the 2022 Winter Games: Olympic singles gold. NBC and Peacock will be there to capture his every toe loop, Salchow, and Lutz. 

Chen is likely to compete in the Team Event -- Men's Short Program on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 8:55 p.m. ET, and/or the Team Event -- Men's Free Skate on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET. He will certainly compete in the Men's Short Program on Monday, Feb. 7 at 8:15 p.m. ET and the Men's Free Skate on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET. See below for more information on the skater, as well as an athlete-specific schedule at the bottom. 

Leading up to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, Nathan Chen’s exemplary record had cemented the figure skater as a marquee attraction. The then-18-year-old had recently landed an unprecedented five different quadruple jumps in a single competition; become the youngest men's national champion in over 50 years when he claimed gold at the 2017 U.S. Championships; and was hot off two Grand Prix victories and a men’s singles gold at the 2017 Grand Prix Final in December. Chen seemed primed to earn the United States’ first Olympic gold in men’s singles since Evan Lysacek at Vancouver 2010, and perhaps even set a world record along the way. 

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Team USA's Nathan Chen following a disappointing showing at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
USA Today

That didn’t happen. On February 16th, 2018, the Salt Lake City native fell against the ice and into 17th place during his men’s singles short program performance at the Games. He returned to the Gangneung Ice Arena the following day for his free skate routine and scored an Olympic record-worthy 215.08 points – elevating him to fifth place overall. Though the singles competition didn’t go his way, Chen did help the U.S. earn a bronze medal in the team event. 

SEE MORE: Nathan Chen on the importance of mindset at PyeongChang 2018

After PyeongChang, Chen went on a three-and-a-half-year winning streak that ended this past October. He fell during the short program at 2021 Skate America, but still earned bronze; during his second 2021-22 Grand Prix assignment, Skate Canada, Chen rebounded with another golden performance.

Most recently, Chen conquered the 2022 U.S. Championships -- earning his sixth consecutive national title. He broke his own personal short program record of 115.39 points (more than 30 points higher than his PyeongChang short score). During the evening's final free skate, rocketman Nathan Chen laughed off what could have easily been a full-on face-plant – but still delivered an out-of-this-world showing set to an Elton John medley in the process. 

His performance at nationals solidified reports that Chen will return to the programs that produced his best scores for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

SEE MORE: U.S. Championships: Chen breaks short record with 115.39 pts

Reflecting on his most recent disappointment at Skate America, Chen said: “[My winning streak] was inevitably going to end, right, at some point in time ... The only thing I can do is move forward. That’s where my mind’s at.”

It took only one week before Chen topped the podium again at Skate Canada, besting silver medalist Jason Brown by 48-point margin.

All of this to say: Once again, Nathan Chen heads towards the 2022 Winter Olympics with four years of experience and wisdom. And he remains the gold medal favorite. 

Sign up to stream every event at the 2022 Winter Olympics LIVE on Peacock. Users can also authenticate via TV Everywhere to stream events in the NBC Sports app or on NBCOlympics.com. See below for full broadcast and streaming details for every figure skating event. You can also see a full figure skating streaming schedule on NBCOlympics.com.

SEE MORE: How to watch Figure Skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC and Peacock

NBC Olympics 2022 Winter Olympics Nathan Chen Coverage Schedule*
(all times Eastern, subject to change)

Date/Time (ET)

Event

TV/Streaming

Thurs | Feb 3 | 8.55 p.m.

Team Event - Men's SP,

Rhythm Dance, Pairs' SP 

NBC, Peacock,

NBCOlympics.com

Sat | Feb 5 | 8:30 p.m.

Team Event -

Women's SP, Men's FS

NBC, Peacock

NBCOlympics.com

Mon | Feb 7 | 8:15 p.m.

Men's Singles Short Program

NBC, Peacock

NBCOlympics.com

Wed | Feb 9 | 8:30 p.m.

🏅 Men's Singles Free Skate

NBC, Peacock

NBCOlympics.com

Sat | Feb 19 | 11:00 p.m.

Exhibition Gala

NBC, Peacock

NBCOlympics.com

* TV networks reflect live events, times may differ for replays; check full schedule for detailed information.